Flights to Hanoi
What to know before you fly to Hanoi?
A holiday in Hanoi is a fabulous experience, and you should read up on the destination before you go. For example, Vietnam's currency is called the dong. Although it is subdivided into 10 haos or 100 xus, these units are no longer used due to their small value. Since 2014, retailers have generally not accepted coins, so make sure you have banknotes on hand.
When it comes to language, locals in the more touristy parts of Vietnam speak some English, especially if they have a high school or college education. The elderly might know some French as well. However, it could be helpful if you learn some basic Vietnamese phrases such as xin chao (hello) and xin cam on (thank you).
Airports in Hanoi
Located 45km from the city centre, Hanoi Airport (HAN) is the largest in Vietnam. Also known as Noi Bai, it has two terminals: an older one for domestic travel and an international terminal completed in 2014. Public taxis, minibuses, buses, and car rental services can be found at the arrivals area.